Jorge Jesus believes his Benfica side can progress to the final of the UEFA Europa League, despite defeat in their first leg at Fenerbahce.
The Turkish giants take a 1-0 lead to Portugal after Egemen Korkmaz scored a later winner to hand them the advantage last week.
But Jesus has every faith that his charges can reverse the scoreline at the Estadio de la Luz.
"We are confident that we can change the round," he said.
"It is a dangerous result, but one that leaves us confidence we can change this result.
"We have some experience of these duels in the Europa League and Champions League. We will not change anything we have done throughout the competition.
"Fenerbahce have had good performances away from home but we will continue to do what we have done at home and we believe that we will be in the final.
"We will give everything for this to be a reality tomorrow."
Paraguayan striker Oscar Cardozo has called on the fans to back the team ahead of the crucial tie. He also stated that the side is good shape ahead of the fixture.
"I ask you to come to the stadium to help us because it will be easier to pass the final," he added.
"We have had many games but we feel good for tomorrow and I think we will all be 100 percent.
"The priority is the group, that comes first then the individual. I'll do my best to help my team."
Benfica boss Jorge Jesus is adamant that his side will bounce back from their 1-0 Europa League defeat to Fenerbahce."Everything will be different in Lisbon," Jesus said.
Fenerbahce grabbed a hard-fought 1-0 win against Benfica to carve out a slender advantage in the sides' UEFA Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday.
The hosts struck the woodwork on three separate occasions in the first half but secured the winning goal their performance had merited in the second period courtesy of Egeman Korkmaz.
Aykut Kocaman made two changes from his side's win over Lazio in the last round, with Caner Erkin's suspension and Selcuk Sahin's omission allowing Mehmet Topal and Moussa Sow into the starting XI. Jorge Jesus went one step further than his counterpart, however, with Pablo Aimar, Oscar Cardozo, Maxi Pereira, Andre Gomes and Jardel all starting having missed out against Newcastle.
Perhaps understandably given the stakes, the game got off to a bitty start. Oscar Cardozo's ongoing physical battle with the Fenerbahce backline provided the only talking point of the opening 10 minutes, and the striker soon received a stern talking to from referee Milorad Mazic as a result.
Just moments after his team-mate had been admonished Aimar was the recipient of the game's first real chance, but he failed to control his shot inside the area and drove wastefully over the bar. That effort appeared to have opened the floodgates, with Moussa Sow passing Pierre Webo's cross inches wide before striking the bar with a headed effort in the immediate aftermath.
However, chances proved hard to come by from that point on, with the battle for midfield dominance being only temporarily interrupted by breaks in play which required the referee to hand out a total of five cautions.
The last of those yellow cards almost fittingly provided the breakthrough right at the death - Ola John the recipient after bringing Gokhan Gonul to ground in the box. But Cristian ensured the defender was granted a reprieve, striking the subsequent penalty onto the post before the half-time whistle and leaving the pitch visibly distraught as a result.
The Brazilian in fact almost atoned for his error just minutes into the second half, as his long-distance strike was smartly saved by Artur Moraes, and Raul Meireles drew an equally impressive stop with an effort from a similar part of the pitch just after.
Fenerbahce's dominance of the first half had been underlined by two strikes of the woodwork, and the Turkish side were cursing their luck again early in the second after Dirk Kuyt turned before hitting a fine shot which bounced back off the post and into the goalkeeper's arms.
Benfica also got in on the action with 52 minutes gone as Nicolas Gaitan's wonderful curling effort clipped the outside of the post before going behind, much to the relief of stranded home goalkeeper Volkan Demirel.
Kocaman may well have felt aggrieved that his side had not capitalised on that small slice of luck and their general domination, but Fenerbahce would receive their reward with 72 minutes on the clock. A flicked on header deceived the visiting defenders and allowed Korkmaz to nod home off the post despite Jardel's best efforts on the line.
And the Turkish side held on to their lead despite a late Benfica onslaught to secure a narrow lead.
Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan feels he will get a sense of home when he takes to the pitch tomorrow night at Fenerbahce.While many players wilt in the atmosphere at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, Gaitan believes there are similarities between what he will encounter and what he became used to when playing for Argentine giants Boca Juniors.
Benfica coach Jorge Jesus does not feel that an intimidating atmosphere will harm his players when they take on Fenerbahce at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Thursday.The 58-year-old feels that the experience of his side playing at home in a rowdy Estadio de Luz will help them and feels the tie is more likely to be decided by how well his defence deals with Fenerbahce's front line, which includes the likes of Dirk Kuyt, Moussa Sow and Miroslav Stoch.
Fenerbahce head coach Aykut Kocaman will be hoping his side refocus quickly ahead of their UEFA Europa League semi-final versus Benfica.Kocaman's team lost for the first time in 11 matches in all competitions on Sunday when they went down 2-0 away to Genclerbirligi in the Turkish Super Lig and have just four days to recover before they take on Benfica in Istanbul in their semi-final first leg.
Benfica football director Rui Costa says the club is a rising force in Europe once again.The Portuguese club knocked out Newcastle in the quarter-finals of the Europea League 4-2 on aggregate and have been drawn against 18-time Turkish league winners Fenerbahce in the semi-finals.
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